of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly took part in a solemn event at the U.S. Capitol held
as part of the Ukrainian Days in the U.S. Congress.
welcoming remarks, Ambassador Chaly thanked U.S. Senators and Congressmen for
their steadfast support of Ukraine in countering the Russian aggression. He
also emphasized the important role of the Ukrainian Diaspora in the U.S. in
advocating for Ukraine in their contacts with members of the U.S. Congress in
particular. He also called for join efforts aimed at de-occupation of Crimea.
Ambassador drew attention of the gathering to the approaching 85th anniversary
of the man-made Holodomor-genocide of 1932-1933 in
Ukraine, praised the decisions of several U.S. state legislatures to recognize this
crime of the Soviet totalitarian regime as an act of genocide and expressed a
hope that the U.S. Congress would make a similar step in the near future.
organized by the Ukrainian National Information Service of the Ukrainian
Congress Committee of America, was attended by members of the Senate and
Congressional Ukrainian Caucuses from both sides of the aisle – Senator
Chris Murphy, Rep. Andy Harris, M.D., Representative Marcy Kaptur,
and Gerry Connolly, as well as Ukrainian Diaspora leaders and activists.
The members of the Congress were presented with Ukrainian Diaspora awards for
their proactive support of Ukraine.